Maryland residents distrust state government


A Gallup poll conducted from June-December 2013 shows that Maryland comes in at 7th on the list of States With Lowest Trust in State Government. Only 49% of Maryland residents have a great deal or fair amount of trust in state government.

More details on the poll:

The results are based on a special 50-state Gallup poll conducted June-December 2013, including interviews with at least 600 residents in every state. This poll allows Gallup for the first time to report trust in state government at the state level. Gallup has previously measured Americans’ trust in their state governments on a national basis. The most recent national estimate, from September 2013, finds 62% of all Americans having a great deal or fair amount of trust in their state government.


Using Gallup’s 2013 data on state party affiliation, average trust in state government is 67% in solidly Republican or Republican-leaning states, 58% in competitive states, and 53% in solidly Democratic or Democratic-leaning states.

Maryland is below the average of trust in state government from the national estimate and below average in solidly Democratic states. Remember, the polling ended in December. More recent news related to state government could have caused this number to drop even more.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is an award-winning blogger who has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC.

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